Explore Ancient Greece on this 19-day tour, focussing on two of the most remarkable eras: the Aegean Bronze Age and the rule of the Macedonian kings, Philip and Alexander the Great. The tour begins with the sprawling palaces of the Minoans on Crete and then continues to Athens and the Peloponnese, entering the world of Mycenaean kings with their forbidding palaces and monumental burials. It then visits the great classical sites of Olympia and Delphi before arriving at Thessaloniki, gateway to ancient Macedon.
Day 1:Arrive in Athens.
Days 2–4:Fly to Heraklion and explore the palaces of Knossos, Malia and Phaistos.
Days 5–6:Return to Athens, admire the acropolis and the Archaeological Museum.
Days 7–8:Drive to Nafplio to visit Mycenae, Epidaurus and Tiryns.
Days 9–10:The Palace of Nestor and the Venetian castle at Methoni.
Day 11:The Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia.
Days 12–13:Continue to Delphi.
Day 14:Travel to Volos via Thermopylae.
Days 15–19:Drive to Meteora. In Thessaloniki explore Macedonian Pella and Vergina.
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